UNT Library Carpentry, March 10, 2021

University of North Texas

March 10, 2021

9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Instructors: Whitney Freeman

Helpers: Chassidy Miles, Gio Gottardi, Lauren Ko, Madhulika Bayyavarapu, Sarah Lynn Fisher

General Information

Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".

Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Virtual on Zoom. Register here to receive access instructions.

When: March 10, 2021. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody.

If we can help making learning easier for you please get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact: Please email chassidy.miles@unt.edu for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Collaborative Notes

We will use Zoom chat for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 2

09:00 OpenRefine
10:30 Break
10:40 OpenRefine
12:00 Wrap-up
After Workshop Post-workshop survey

To participate in a Library Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.


OpenRefine is a tool to clean up and organize messy data. Please find instructions to install it and the data used in the lesson.